Unfinished Symphonies

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” – Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) A symphony is an elaborate musical work that’s written for a full orchestra. It’s typically divided into four movements, and all of them are distinctly different but woven together by similar themes. Since composing such a complex piece of music is no easy task, there are several famous composers who started them but never finished. Perhaps the most famous is Franz Schubert and his Symphony #8, of which he completed only two movements. Though speculation by some is that he never intended to finish it, the reality is that he probably didn’t get to it, either because he lacked inspiration or didn’t receive adequate support. Thankfully for us, God doesn’t author any unfinished symphonies. Though our lives are complex and

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No Assignment Is Insignificant

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” – 1 Corinthians 15:18 Another interesting fact about Nazareth, the town where Jesus was raised, is that it was a four mile walk from a place called Sepphoris, which may have been the birthplace of His mother Mary. As our Savior was growing up, this city, which was perched atop a 400-foot hill, was being built up by Herod Antipas to showcase the spectrum of Roman beauty and engineering. Since we know that Jesus was a tekton, or someone who worked with His hands (not necessarily a carpenter in the traditional sense of the word), it’s very possible that he and Joseph spent their days hewing stone there before He launched His earthly ministry. Since

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